7-speed, 8-speed 9-speed, 10-speed?The following parts ONLY are "speed specific":
- Indexed Shifters These need to have the correct number and spacing of detents ("clicks") to match the system they'll be used with.
- Cassettes It is really the cassette that determines how many speeds you have in back.
- Chain As you go to more sprockets on the cassette, you need a narrower chain. However, using a narrower chain with an older system rarely presents any problem.
Traditional 110/74 mm Cranksets
CK1035 165 mm
CK1036 170 mm
CK1037 172.5 mm
CK1038 175 mm lengthWith "Crown" logo.
These are very nice, low-profile cranks, using the classic 110/74 mm bolt circle. An excellent choice for touring applications.
The XD500 has aluminum outer & middle rings with pins/ramps to facilitate shifting.
Use standard square taper bottom bracket:
110mm for road bikes (130mm rear dropout spacing)
113mm for MTB/Touring bikes (135mm rear dropout spacing)
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